When we train for Scent Work, everyone starts with thinking about how to train the dog. Truly the dogs are the easy ones to train. What often gets lost in the process is the fact we need to train handlers to support dogs while they search, and ultimately how to create and cultivate synergy as a team.
In this series we'll discuss how from the beginning stages of Scent Work we should create drills that may be specific to one half of the team but have implied tasks to train both.
We'll focus on hide placements for the dog that drive search behaviors of the handler. How situational awareness of the handler supports the dog's ability to search. Finally, we will cover how to ensure that from imprinting to trial we build mutually supporting teams.
IMPORTANT: This webinar is the first in the series and will be focusing on the dog. The entire series will span three separate webinars:
- Training With The End in Mind; Focus on the Dog Webinar
- Training With The End in Mind; Focus on the Handler Webinar
- Training With The End in Mind; Focus on the Overall Team Webinar
This webinar has been approved for 2 CEUs through NACSW.
Once you finish watching the entire webinar, complete the CEU Submission Form, providing your CNWI number and the secret word provided during the webinar. We will then email you a Certificate of Completion that you may upload to your CNWI Instructor Portal.
SHOULD I TAKE THIS WEBINAR?
Are you a beginner just getting started in Scent Work? The goal with this entire webinar series is to give beginners a different view of how they start their sniffing journey with their dog, looking at how to grow their dogs as they grow their own understanding.
Are you interested in competing in Scent Work trials? For those interested in competing, the goal with this webinar series to help handlers gain an understanding of how searching is indeed a team sport.
Are you already competing? When you partake in this webinar series, you will gain valuable insight that will help your team become a more cohesive unit as you tackle ever more challenging Scent Work searches.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"A lot of Bill's training ideas/experience align quite a bit with mine. It was enjoyable to be reminded about some of his training methods that I have used in the past and continue to use now." Mary L. - 5 Stars
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.Introducing Birch Course
What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.Now What Do I Do?! Course
I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.Introduction to Scent Work Course
The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!NW3 Trial Prep Course
This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very muchHide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar
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